P.V. Jensen was a Bachelor of Engineering, an architect and a painter. One must accentuate two achievements which still remain after his death. One is the Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen and the other is the cross pleated lamp shade which 40 years later went into production under the company name of LE KLINT.
Tage Klint, son of P.V. Jensen Klint, was the creative entrepreneur who in 1943 chose to turn the family's artistically folded lamp shades into a regular business. He also added a crucial detail to the original shades; the unique at the top of the lamp, designed to fix the shade to the metal stand. Furthermore, he designed a number of lamps which have all been a part of LE KLINT's assortment.
In 1953 his son, Jan Klint, took over the company. As a business man, he was years ahead of his time. In order to secure his employees, he created a fund which has since 1972 been in charge of the company LE KLINT. In addition, the fund supports former employees, designers and architects.
The unique concept and the enterprising Klint family would not have been enough on their own, because without one particular resource, namely all the skilled pleaters at Le Klint, it would have been impossible to put the concept into actual production.
Assiduous, precise and highly dextrous, they have turned the designers' proposals and models into beautiful shades over the years. The pleaters are still there today — because no machine can ever replace craftsmanship.
Danish designer Amanda Betz has made her debut in the international design scene. As a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Art and Architecture, Betz was awarded the VOLA-prize for her final project. Furthermore, her work has been shown as part of the Lake of Fire exhibition at the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. Betz's designs illustrate her experience and impressive resume. Her work exemplifies her interest in delving into what makes things beautiful. A perfect example is her 'Shayk' pendant. This pendant was inspired by the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque in Isfahan. Betz meticulously studied the mosque and attempted to design a pendant that mirrored the many geometric shapes that make up the landmark. Betz's designs showcase an ability to thoughtfully recreate fascinating embellishments from real objects or places that give her inspiration.View other products by Amanda Betz